2015 Programs

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From Beijing to Paris: What China’s Environmental Plans Mean for the World

FEATURED GUEST: Mark L. Clifford
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
6:00PM ~ 8:00 PM

With the Paris Climate Change Conference as a backdrop, Mark Clifford, former Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post, will discuss the likely impact of China’s environmental policies on the rest of the world. Mr. Clifford will also be discussing and signing his latest book, The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency, for which he was awarded the 2015 Chris Welles Prize by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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China’s Hard Landing: Fact or Fiction?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
12:00PM ~ 2:00PM

China faces numerous difficulties as it transitions from investment and export led growth, to growth fueled by domestic consumption. Yet the country has so far avoided the hard landing that some analysts have predicted. Stephen Roach will provide his insights on whether or not China’s leaders can continue to orchestrate a soft landing en route to continued economic growth. Mr. Roach was formerly Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm’s Chief Economist for the bulk of his 30-year career at Morgan Stanley, heading up a highly regarded team of economists around the world.

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Private Equity in China

Thursday, November 19, 2015
6:00PM ~ 8:00PM

Bruce Ou is a Managing Partner of Grove Street Advisors and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Bruce leads investments across all segments of private equity and co-leads GSA’s strategy and portfolio development in China. Founded in 1998, Grove Street manages approximately $5.5 billion of discretionary capital investing in private equity and venture capital funds globally.

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China’s Real Estate Market: Fact vs Fiction

Moderator: Ramy Inocencio
Bloomberg Television correspondent in New York
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
6:00PM ~ 8:00PM

Join us as we welcome Wilson Leung for an enlightening discussion on China’s real estate market. Mr. Leung is the Managing Director and Head of Asia Real Estate for Angelo, Gordon and Co. He leads the firm’s real estate investment activities in the Asia-Pacific region. Founded in 1988, Angelo, Gordon & Co. is a leading alternative investment money management firm with $27 billion of capital under management. Since opening the firm’s first Asia office in Hong Kong in 2005, Mr. Leung has overseen the investment of US$1.7 billion of discretionary capital into opportunistic real estate across China, Japan, and South Korea. Over the past decade, Angelo, Gordon has become one of the most active U.S.-based real estate investors in the region. Prior to establishing Angelo, Gordon’s Asia presence, Mr. Leung focused on the firm’s real estate investments in the U.S from 2002 until 2005.

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Breakfast With Tom Hill, Vice Chairman, The Blackstone Group

Moderator: Clarence Tak-Chuen Kwan
Senior Partner, Sino-Century China Overseas Investment Partners
Thursday, October 1, 2015
8:30AM ~ 10:00AM

Please join us for Breakfast and an engaging conversation with Tom Hill. J. Tomilson Hill is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group, a Vice Chairman of The Blackstone Group and a member of the Board of Directors of the general partner, Blackstone Group Management L.L.C. In his current capacity, Mr. Hill is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the group, including investment management, client relationships, marketing, operations and administration.

Mr. Hill is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations where he chairs the Investment Committee and serves on the Council’s Board of Directors, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center Theater, where he serves as Chairman. He serves on the Board of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Telluride Foundation, the Advantage Testing Foundation, and of Our Lady Queen of Angels School, a parochial school (K-8th grade) in Spanish Harlem. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Christie’s and a member of the Board of Directors of OpenPeak Inc. and Advantage Testing, Inc.

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Book Signing: China’s Super Consumers:
What 1 Billion Customers Want and How to Sell it to Them

President and Chief Executive Officer of US China Partners, Inc.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 PM
6:00 PM: Reception / 6:30 PM: Remarks and Q&A

China Institute is pleased to present an evening with Mr. Savio Chan, a pre-eminent expert on doing business in China. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of US China Partners Inc., a consulting and advisory firm specializing in Market Entry, Strategic Sourcing and Marketing Development in China for U.S. companies. Mr. Chan facilitates local and cross-border joint ventures among leading Chinese multinationals as well as Fortune 1000 companies. He is frequently featured in interviews and articles in the New York Times, Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine and China Daily News. Mr. Chan serves as a member of National Committee on US-China Relations and advises many ultra-high net worth legacy families in both the US and China. He is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at various business and technology events including the Conference Board, Microsoft Technology Conference, Columbia China Conference and Wharton China Business Forum. Please join us for this exclusive discussion at China Institute.


Panel Discussion: Demystifying the AIIB:
Implications for China, Japan and the U.S.

Dr. He Fan
Former Deputy Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics,
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Senior Research Fellow at the China Finance
40 Forum; Senior Economics Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Dr. Masahiro Kawai
Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo;
former Dean & CEO, the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Dr. Eisuke Sakakibara
Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University; President, the Institute for
Indian Economic Studies; former Japanese Vice Minister of Finance

Dr. Jeffrey Shafer
Founder & Principal, JRSHAFER INSIGHT;
former Under Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for International Affairs


Dean Merit E. Janow
School of International and Public Affairs; Professor of Professional Practice,
International Economic Law & International Affairs, Columbia University;
Member of the Board of Directors, Japan Society

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
6:00 – 8:30 PM

China Institute and Japan Society co-present this panel discussion on the newly established
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), an ambitious initiative by China that aims to provide financing for infrastructure projects in Asia. While 57 countries have submitted their applications to join the AIIB as founding members, the U.S. and Japan have refrained, citing the bank’s unclear governance and a lack of transparency. Should the U.S. and Japan join the AIIB despite their reservations? In this panel discussion, we invite experts in global finance to discuss the outlook for China’s new $100 billion bank, and how the U.S. and Japan should engage with it.

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
Individual Tickets: $15

Orville Schell

Sino – American Relations: Sweet and Sour

Chairman Emeritus, the International Rescue Committee
Former U.S. Ambassador to China

MODERATED BY: Orville Schell
Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations
Asia Society

Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 PM
6:00 PM: Reception / 6:30 PM: Remarks and Q&A

China Institute is pleased to present an evening with The Honorable Winston Lord, former U.S. Ambassador to China. For four decades, Ambassador Lord has been at the center of U.S.-China relations and has had a long career of bipartisan service in the U.S. government and the private sector. Moderated by Mr. Orville Schell, a well-known writer and academic on China, the talk will explore the past and the future of U.S.-China relations. Please join us for this exclusive China Institute discussion and hear personal reflections on a half century journey.


Get to Know China’s Top Entrepreneurs
and Their Investments in the U.S.

FEATURED SPEAKER: Rupert Hoogewerf
Chairman and Chief Researcher
Hurun Report Inc.

FEATURED SPEAKER: Elizabeth Harrington
North American Publisher
Hurun Report Inc

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 PM
6:00 PM: Reception / 6:30 PM: Remarks and Q&A

China Institute is pleased to present an evening with Mr. Rupert Hoogewerf and Ms. Elizabeth Harrington from Hurun Report Inc., which is widely recognized as the definitive authority on Chinese entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals. Founded in 1999 in Shanghai, Hurun Report publishes the famous China Rich List annually. Please join us for this exclusive China Institute discussion and hear personal insights into how China’s top entrepreneurs are investing in the U.S.

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